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Empowerment Starts Here

Domestic Violence and Sexual assault have thrived in silence for years. Survivors of intimate partner violence have recently come forward in numbers, and that has taken courage. However, their acts of bravery are not enough to ensure that the violence ends.  Lasting change needs the support of and action by each of us. The First Step is to learn more about creating positive relationships based on respect and equality, and then take steps to help build those healthy relationships.



Click below to learn how you can embrace your voice and help your community #TakeAStep towards ending violence because your voice is powerful and necessary in this conversation.

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Counties in North Texas


Calls to our 24-hour Hotline in 2021


Individuals reached with Educational and Professional Presentations

Services provided in 2021


Sexual Assault

Have you been a victim of sexual misconduct? 

If you need immediate help, call 911.

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Domestic Violence

Are you a survivor?


If you need immediate help, call 911.

If you need to talk to someone, call


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Community support is critical in our abiblity to help local survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  

You are important to our mission.

About First Step

Our Mission is to promote safe and healthy communities free from violence through outreach, education, and supportive services.

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Family Violence Related Homicides in Texas during 2020
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